Below is a link to a nice article from Phillip Longman who was one of the featured speakers at OSCON 2010 last week. He also has a great book in its second edition Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours
IT in healthcare is at a turning point, and open source is driving change and collaboration across the industry. We cover the key projects, APIs, open standards and technological challenges in healthcare as it takes steps towards a radically different future.
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